Thursday, February 22, 2007

Pork Loin Roast with Hoisin-Sesame Sauce

I was inspired for this recipe by the Weeknight Kitchen from Lynne Rosetto Kasper of The Splendid Table on NPR.

Weeknight Kitchen is her weekly e-newsletter with recipe ideas for easy weeknight meals. Weeknight Kitchen credited Test Kitchen Favorites: The 2007 Companion Cookbook to the Hit TV Show (America's Test Kitchen, Brookline, MA, 2006) with the recipe.

Bottom line? It was delicious, very fast and easy and an Asian-inspired sauce on pork is always a good match in my opinion.

Pork Loin Roast with Hoisin-Sesame Sauce:
(serves 4)

1 2.5 lb pork loin roast
Olive oil as needed
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 tbs fresh minced ginger
1/4 c hoisin sauce
1/2 c orange juice
1/2 c low-sodium chicken broth
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
2 green onions, sliced

Salt and pepper roast liberally and brown in a saute pan with olive oil on all sides. Place into a roasting pan and bake at 350 for about 40 minutes (until internal temp is about 140). Remove and cover with foil and let stand for about 10 minutes before carving.

Meanwhile, drain most of the oil from the saute pan and retain any brown bits. Saute ginger until fragrant, then add remaining sauce ingredients (except green onions). Simmer until thickened, then add green onions. Cut pork into slices and top with sauce and additional green onion slices for garnish. Serve immediately.


Freya said...

This is a really lovely food blog you have! The pork looks so good too!

Peabody said...

I love when you cook with is so one of my favs.

Helene said...

Oh yumm! I love hoisin based dishes. That recipe is now on my dinner list!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I love hoison sauce and just bought some for a dinner I'm planning this week. Yours looks wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Yay! You read my mind. I bought a pork loin roast last week and needed a good recipe to use. This one looks fantastic for our dinner tomorrow night.

Kirsten said...

Hi Freya, thanks for stopping in!

Hi all, Hoisin is so good and I love new recipes that use it! And any new way to make pork is good on my list. :)

Thanks for the comments!

janelle said...

Oh this looks like a keeper: I am going to try it this week. Thanks!

Joe Horn said...

Hey guys, love the site and the pork looks great. The pictures are wonderful as well. I just did a Pork Tenderloin myself with a Romesco sauce. If you have the time please come by and take a look and let me know what you think.

Thanks so much, I'll be back for sure!!!


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